Paula Allen-Meares, PhD
Paula Allen-Meares joined the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) January 16, 2009 as chancellor. Previously, Dr. Allen-Meares served as dean and Norma Radin Collegiate Professor of Social Work and professor of education at the University of Michigan.
Earlier in her career, she was dean and professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Allen-Meares is a New York Academy of Medicine Trustee and Fellow. She was a founding member of the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan.
She was inducted as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2005 and serves on its Membership Committee, and was appointed chair of Section X in 2009. She is also a member of the 2010-2011 Sarnat Prize Selection Committee. She has over 100 publications including the recently released 6th Edition of her book: Social Work Services in Schools (Pearson Education, 2010).